Replace the discs. Cleaning would be of questionable effectiveness. A
chemist would be better able to advise you regarding the effectiveness
of isopropyl alcohol on turpentine, but I doubt that it would help.
Anyway, solvents of any kind, including alcohols, should never be used
I am confident that you will receive a wide variety of opinions.
Whatever you choose to do, test first on a disc of little or no value,
and wait several months before your final evaluation.
Media Sciences, Inc.
Thomas Caw wrote:
> Does anyone have experience with cleaning turpentine spills on CDs? I
> checked the NIST guide
> <http://www.itl.nist.gov/div895/carefordisc/disc_care/cleaning.html> but
> found no mention of specific fluids. Here's the situation, as reported to
> me by Rebecca Littman, Music Librarian here at University of
> > We had a bunch of the "Great Pianists" series returned yesterday by an
> > art student and several of them have paint on the outer cases, but
> > a couple had turpentine on the discs themselves.
> Would isopropyl alcohol help in this case, or is the damage already done?
> Tom Caw
> Tom Caw
> MM/MLIS degree candidate
> Music Department/School of Information Studies
> University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
> Milwaukee WI 53211
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